Our newest title is HOW MUCH WOOD COULD A WOODCHUCK CHUCK? This book is unique for a variety of reasons: First off, the manuscript comes from the lyrics of the song from Danny's album, One Size Fits All. Secondly, Kim did illustrate this one, but so did Roby. Oh, yes, and so did Megan Halsey. And Javaka Steptoe. Kevin Kammeraad. Mickey Paraskevas, Liza Woodruff, Judy Love, Ryan Hipp (www.puppytron.com), Joel Tanis (www.joeltanis.com), and Lena Shiffman. Need we say more? OK: The book also comes with a CD of the song, both with AND without vocals, so you can make up compound word verses of your own!
If you have ever wondered "How Much Wood Could a Woodchuck Chuck?" - and you know you have - look know further. the answer lay inside...
The Ashley News and
DuQuoin Evening Call -
Remember the old nursery rhyme, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? As much wood as a woodchuck could if a woodchuck could chuck wood! This colorful book, illustrated by twelve of Adleman’s friends, some of the top illustrators in the country, is filled with fun and laughter. My personal favorite is: How much chi could a cheetah tie if a cheetah could tai chi? As much chi as a cheetah could if a cheetah could tai chi! You and your child will laugh as you experience the silliness as you turn each page.
Each tongue twister is accompanied by a colorful, imaginative illustration created by a different professional artist. A CD accompanies this unique book; the words are printed on the last page for easy sing along fun. You will also find a list of compound words on the inside back cover, to be found in the illustrations, making this book educational as well as a lot of fun.
This book was a joy to review. I review a lot of children’s books, this one is a winner! If you are looking for a way to interact with your child on these cold, snowy days, I highly recommend that you and your child cuddle up and spend a fun afternoon enjoying this enchanting book and CD. You will find word searches and coloring pages on Adleman’s web page at www.dannyandkim.com., where you can order an autographed copy or listen to some foot tapping music. My favorite tune on this site is The Library Song, where you would go to learn everything you want to know. How Much Wood Could a Woodchuck Chuck is available at your local bookstore or online from Barnes & Noble.
With Shirley LaBusier
The Ashley News and
DuQuoin Evening Call
Midwest Book Review, March, 2006 -
Illustrated by twelve popular children's book artists, How Much Wood Could A Woodchuck Chuck? is a whimsical picturebook that expounds on tongue-twisting variations of its title. "How much night could a nightjar jar if a nightjar could jar night? / As much night as a nightjar could if a nightjar could jar night! / How much sun could a sun bear bear if a sun bear could bear sun? / As much sun as a sun bear could if a sun bear could bear sun!" An accompanying audio CD puts the lyrics of the book to song, in a simple melody written in musical notation in the back of the book; the CD also has a music-only track so that readers can sing on their own. The final picture spread features representations of many compound words, which are listed in the back cover. A wonderful read-aloud or sing-along book for parents and children to share together.